|Stars for Marg|
I’ve been planning to write the rest of this post for some time and these blocks were sent off ages ago.
They were made for for Marg. She has the last month for our Fresh and Funky Bee (I must show a photo of all the wonderful blocks I received for my month….and eventually the quilt I intend to make with them). Marg has had an incredibly busy year but was dedicated enough to stick with the bee and complete blocks for everyone else. When it came to her month she didn’t have the time to decide on a block and choose and send out fabric and suggested not doing anything. That just wasn’t right so I suggested that we each make her blocks with our own fabric and send them off to her. We agreed on stars on white or cream – any size block and any size star as Marg will sash them up to standard size and make herself a star quilt. Which is very appropriate as she is a star herself!
|Cosy Katie trousers|
And these trousers are for Katie (made with flannel left over from this jacket I made for Islay). The pattern came from Meg McElwee’s ‘Growing Up Sew Liberated’. The pattern is for double-sided reversible trousers but I thought double flannel would be too warm for the summer which is when they should fit her. It was easy to adapt them to single-sided.
|Very skinny feet and long toes!|
And this is what happened when I asked Islay to show how twirly her new skirt is.
|The yucca is no longer – thanks Lily kitten and her pesky teeth!|
Way too much twirling and a very dizzy girl.
The skirt is a full width piece of linen (bought from Manda about a year ago) and I made a deep shirred waist-band (rather like on this skirt I made for myself) I also off-set the pockets just for fun but I’m not sure if they really work like that. Not that you can really tell with these photos!